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Trends in Con­tem­po­rary Art: Thomas Dare­neau, an art ed­u­ca­tor at Boy­er­town Area Se­nior High School, will dis­cuss the dif­fer­ences be­tween con­tem­po­rary and mod­ern art and why that dis­tinc­tion is im­por­tant in a talk spon­sored by the Pottstown Area Artists Guild Tues­day, Sept. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Boyer Gallery at the Hill School Cen­ter for the Arts, 766 Beech St., Pottstown. This event is free and open to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit Used Book Sale: The Friends of the Pottstown Li­brary Used Book Sale will be Fri­day, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a bag sale all day Saturday. The win­ner of the quilt raf­fle will be cho­sen at 2 p.m. Saturday. The li­brary is lo­cated at 500 E. High St., Pottstown. Up­per Fred­er­ick Town­ship Com­mu­nity Day: Up­per Fred­er­ick Town­ship will hold its Com­mu­nity Day Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3205 Big Road, Zieglerville. At the rain-or-shine event, at­ten­dees can meet com­mu­nity lead­ers. Ac­tiv­i­ties will in­clude free doc­u­ment shred­ding, a pet­ting zoo, pony rides, a clown, an ob­sta­cle course, a moon­bounce, a candy can­non, laser tag, face paint­ing, a rock wall, a chili cookoff, chil­dren’s crafts, a used book sale, raf­fles, food and more. Ken­dal Con­rad and The Devils and Mrs. Jones will pro­vide live mu­sic. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 610754-6436 or visit up­per­fred­er­ick. com. Ethan’s Heart Jour­ney 5K: The fifth an­nual Ethan’s Heart Jour­ney 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk to sup­port a lo­cal fam­ily in need will be held Sun­day, Oct. 8, at River Front Park, Pottstown. The run will start at 8:30a.m.; the walk will start at 9:45 a.m. Cost: $25. Reg­is­tra­tion ends Oct. 6. The pro­ceeds will sup­port 7-year-old Ethan Schwartz, who has a con­gen­i­tal heart de­fect and suf­fered a car­diac ar­rest which led to a se­vere anoxic brain in­jury; he has been wheel­chair bound since then with Spas­tic Quadriplegic Cere­bral Palsy. To reg­is­ter, visit runc­ Art of Re­cov­ery: The Art of Re­cov­ery: Brush with the Law ex­hi­bi­tion will be on dis­play through Oct. 28 at the West Cam­pus of Mont­gomery County Com­mu­nity Col­lege in Pottstown. The ex­hi­bi­tion is cu­rated by Maria Ma­neos, founder and di­rec­tor of Brush with the Law, a non­profit, com­mu­nity ser­vice-based visual arts pro­gram that helps bring aware­ness to and fos­ters an un­der­stand­ing of peo­ple who ex­pe­ri­ence the ef­fects of drug ad­dic­tion and the crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem. The ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures about 50 artis­tic cre­ations, in­clud­ing draw­ings and paint­ings, by for­mer pris­on­ers and those in re­cov­ery from drug ad­dic­tion who are af­fil­i­ated with the Brush with the Law pro­gram. A re­cep­tion fea­tur­ing Ma­neos and the artists will be held Sept. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the gallery. The ex­hi­bi­tion and the re­cep­tion are free and open to the pub­lic. The Fine Arts Gallery, lo­cated in North Hall at 16High St. in Pottstown, is open Mon­day through Thurs­day from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Fri­day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit brush­with­ or


Pottstown Area Gar­den Club: meets on the first Fri­day of each month at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St., Pottstown at 11:30 a.m. The club is open to any­one in­ter­ested in all as­pects of gar­den­ing, in­clud­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for fur­ther education in hor­ti­cul­ture, flo­ral and land­scape de­sign, gar­den study and flower show schools. PMMC Of­fer­ing Free Child Care Safety Check: Pottstown Me­mo­rial Med­i­cal Cen­ter is of­fer­ing free car seat safety checks on the third Fri­day of ev­ery month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Good­will Am­bu­lance Com­pany, 714 E. High St., Pottstown. Child Cer­ti­fied Pas­sen­ger Safety Tech­ni­cians and trained vol­un­teers will check child car seats for: re­calls and dam­age; best fit for weight, height, and age; and will teach in­stal­la­tion tech­niques. For more in­for­ma­tion, or to sched­ule an ap­point­ment, please call: 610-327-7145. Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery: The new­est min­istry at Hopewell Com­mu­nity Church, 1130 Com­merce Drive, Pottstown, will “Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery” through meet­ings ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 7 p.m. Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery deals with Hurts, Hang Ups, and yes Habits. It is a twelve step pro­gram, un­like other pro­grams we know who our “higher power” is, the one and only God and it is bib­li­cally based. We will honor Je­sus and Praise Him. All of the stud­ies will em­pha­size for­give­ness and sal­va­tion. The “Eight Prin­ci­ples” are based on the Beat­i­tudes for the pur­pose of lead­ing all who at­tend on the path to­ward re­cov­ery. Con­tact Shel­don Rosen­berg or call 610-3268450. Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery: Bib­li­cally based re­cov­ery pro­gram sup­ports peo­ple who strug­gle with hurts, habits, and hangups. Meets ev­ery Thurs­day at 7 p.m. in Room 205⁄207 at New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gil­bertsville. For more in­for­ma­tion on this con­fi­den­tial and anonymous sup­port group, call 610-323-2353 or visit The Mon­day Morning Mir­a­cle Al-Anon Fam­ily Group: meets ev­ery Mon­day at 11 a.m. at the Trin­ity Re­formed United Church of Christ lo­cated at 60 N. Hanover St., Pottstown, PA. Please park in the rear of the church. We meet in the Choir Room. It is an open meet­ing and one hour long. Potts­grove Re­cre­ation Board: Mon­day/Thurs­day: Ta­ble Tennis, Potts­grove High School cafe­te­ria, 7 p.m.; Mon­day, Wed­nes­day, Thurs­day: Women’s Ex­er­cise, Potts­grove High School cafe­te­ria, 6 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion on any of these ac­tiv­i­ties, please visit the web­site at www.potts­ Quilt­mak­ers of Boy­er­town: The group ex­tends a stand­ing in­vi­ta­tion to their monthly meet­ings, held at Good Shep­herd U.C.C., 35 W. Philadel­phia Ave., Boy­er­town, at 7 p.m. on the last Wed­nes­day of the month. Prayer Time: Hope UMC, 117 North Mono­cacy Creek Road in Douglassville, last Fri­day of month 7 to 8 p.m. Open in­vi­ta­tion for any­one. For in­for­ma­tion call 610385-7141 or email ad­min@ hopechur­ Moms Club of Potts­grove/ Pottstown: Meet­ing ev­ery third Wed­nes­day 9:30 a.m. at St. James Church, off High St. in Pottstown. The MOMS Club of Potts­grove/Pottstown wel­comes all stay-ath­ome moms and their chil­dren from the area. A na­tional sup­port group, chap­ter of­fers play­groups, ac­tiv­i­ties, Mom’s Night Out, scrap­book and book clubs and many other op­por­tu­ni­ties to get moms and chil­dren out to meet and play with oth­ers. Con­tact Nau­rae at nau­rae@hot­mail. com or 801-376-2009. Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery: Meet­ing at Free­dom Fel­low­ship, 239 Main Street, East Greenville (in rear, lower level), each Fri­day at 7 p.m. Need help with your hurts, hang-ups and habits? Let us help. 12-step faith-based re­cov­ery pro­gram. Call Pas­tor Cindy for more info or just c’mon over! Call 610-698-4756. Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion Sup­port Group: The Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion’s Monthly Sup­port Group meets the third Thurs­days at Chest­nut Knoll As­sisted Liv­ing, 120 W. 5th Street in Boy­er­town from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Meet and share with other care­givers ex­pe­ri­enc­ing sim­i­lar is­sues. We do of­fer free respite care in a se­cured area for loved ones dur­ing the meet­ing. To ask ques­tions or ar­range for the respite care call 610-473-8066. Used Book Sale: Labyrinth Used Books and Gifts, First United Methodist Church, 414 High St., Pottstown. Se­lec­tion of sec­u­lar and re­li­gious books avail­able for bar­gain prices. Many pop­u­lar au­thors are avail­able. There are also self help, ref­er­ence and travel books, cook­books, and chil­dren’s books. Small gift items also avail­able at low price. Fri­day, noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The first Saturday of month is bag sale. Open Bead­ing Night: Free at But­ter­cup Beads from 6 to 8:30 p.m. once a month. Bring a project you’re work­ing on or start a new one in com­pany of other Bead­ers at our monthly bead soirée. Byob, snacks to share. Call to save seat. Check web­site cal­en­dar for dates. Ages 16 and up. We hold jew­elry mak­ing classes, kids and adult jew­elry mak­ing par­ties, fin­ished ar­ti­san jew­elry, va­ri­ety of beads. www.but­ter­cup­ But­ter­cup Beads 1123 Pawl­ings Road, Audubon 484524-8231. Moms Club Of New Hanover Town­ship: Group of “Moms Of­fer­ing Moms Sup­port” for mothers at home (at least part time) rais­ing their chil­dren. Monthly busi­ness meet­ing on sec­ond Fri­days at 9:30 a.m. at a lo­cal church. Vis­i­tors in­clud­ing moms and their chil­dren al­ways wel­come. If you are in­ter­ested in mem­ber­ship or at­tend­ing meet­ing, e-mail mom­sclubofnht@ya­ Visit­ Meatout Veg­e­tar­ian/Ve­gan Sup­port And Out­reach: Con­tact Veronica or Ge­or­gia Smith at or 610-970-4539. Perkiomen Val­ley Li­brary At Sch­wenksville Monthly Book Dis­cus­sion: fourth Tues­days at 7 p.m. at the cor­ner of Sec­ond and Church streets in Sch­wenksville. Light re­fresh­ments and con­ver­sa­tion. Read the book prior to dis­cus­sion. Free and open to pub­lic. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quested. Call 610-2878360.

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